A hunter in Germany recently found an unfortunate fox entombed in ice. The animal is believed to have fallen in the Danube river before being discovered. The severe snow storm in Europe has already claimed more than 60 lives. The man who goes by the name named Franz Stehle was quoted by news agency DPA as saying that he extracted the ice block covering the animal on January 2.
He then put it on display near his family’s hotel in Fridingen in order to warn others of the risk of the icy river. The town is on the upper reaches of the Danube, close to its source in southwestern Germany.
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As per the hunter, it wasn’t the first time that he had seen a frozen animal, as earlier he has seen deer and wild boar in similar conditions.
Meanwhile, in Europe, there are reports of heavy snowfall and frigid snowfall across the continent, which has resulted in several deaths, freezing of lakes and rivers, accidents and grounding of planes. Poland is reported to be hit hardest by the deep freeze.In Serbia and Romania, schools were closed in several areas most affected by the weather. As per the United Nations report, refugees are also being mistreated in cold weather by the European countries. It added that since the start of the year, at least five refugees have died due to cold weather.
(With inputs from Associated Press)